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The Ballot Measure
This measure adapts our City's land-use documents
for the betterment of our community
It amends the General Plan and Downtown Plan to:
Preserve the large, sunny and centrally located Lot 4 parcel as a public space that provides a permanent location for the Farmers’ Market, saving 10 Heritage trees, and creating the future potential for a green community space – a Downtown Commons.
Prioritize 100% affordable housing on specific City-owned lots downtown, including Front Street’s Lot 7.
Create the City’s first dedicated funding stream for affordable housing by using parking revenue saved from not building an unnecessary garage. Parking revenue would also supplement Measure S funds for Library renovation and Lot 4 improvements for the Farmers’ Market and community space.
To read the legal language of the measure, as submitted to the Santa Cruz City Attorney,
please click the button below.
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